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In an ever-changing world, maintaining the status quo is just not good enough. One must be creative and find new and innovative ways of doing things. Professional accountants are no exception. While not known for their creative prowess or imaginative thinking, many are starting to apply techniques that help them to think creatively.

This course is based on the principle that creativity can be learned and improved. It focuses on steps that professional accountants at all levels can take to improve their ability to find optimal solutions for the challenges they face. It starts with outlining approaches for correctly identifying and defining the challenge or opportunity at hand. It introduces techniques for stimulating “out-of-the-box” thinking and for identifying possible actions. It sets out a framework for selecting the best course of action and for developing an implementation plan for success.


  • Understand that creativity can be learned and improved.
  • Learn an approach to creative problem solving.
  • Gain strategies to promote „out of the box‟ thinking.
  • Integrate a thinking model into problem analysis.